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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:13 PM

US urges dialogue on challenges to eliminate nuclear weapons

Source: Associated Press

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press
Updated 5:20 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 10, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (AP) The U.S. arms control chief urged the world's nations on Wednesday to hold "a realistic dialogue" about rising global tensions and the challenges that must be overcome to create the conditions for nuclear disarmament.

Undersecretary of State Andrea Thomson told the General Assembly's disarmament committee that this proposal "offers a practical way forward," unlike the U.N. treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, which she called unrealistic.

"A realistic assessment of the security environment must recognize, regrettably, that we have much work to do to create conditions conducive to nuclear disarmament," Thomson said.

She pointed to high regional tensions in South Asia, the Middle East and nuclear disarmament," Thomson said.

She pointed to high regional tensions in South Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere as well as growing nuclear stockpiles in Asia.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/US-urges-dialogue-on-challenges-to-eliminate-13297206.php





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